Sequestration Effects on the Parkway
On March 1, 2013, the Parkway was required to reduce its annual budget by five percent, in accordance with the sequestration provision of the Budget Control Act of 2011. Click the link to learn about visitor center, restroom, and services impacts. More »
Portion of National Scenic Trail Near Tupelo Closed to Hikers
Part of the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail (NOT the Parkway) near Tupelo, MS, has been closed until 2015 due to construction under Tupelo's Major Thoroughfare Construction Project. Parkway travelers may expect delays, but no detours are expected. More »
Salamander Lesson Plans--Tennessee
The lesson plans below contain Tennessee curriculum standards that address salamanders found along the Natchez Trace Parkway and the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail.
Kindergarten: KSS--Spotted Salamanders
1st grade: 1SS--Spotted Salamanders
2nd grade: 2SS--Spotted Salamanders
3rd and 4th grades: EAT--Across the Trace
5th grade: MAT--Across the Trace (b)
6th-8th grades: MAT--Across the Trace (b)
High School: HSS--Population Estimation: Capture, Mark, and Recapture Method
Did You Know?
The "Kaintucks", or boatmen from the Ohio River Valley, would walk approximately 500 miles from Natchez to Nashville along the Natchez Trace in about 30 days.